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Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
, despite many conflicts, challenges and eevelopment, u.s. foreign assistance is making a challenge difference with children being reunited with their families after being attacked did, traffic reviews. low-income women are accessing judicial system for the first time and we are encouragingbeing expansion of the program.ked health care workers are gaining skills necessary.s are gaining skills necessary for cure rative measures. across areas where foreign assistance is needed, we are promoting approach that addresses long-term sustainable development. members of the subcommittee, thank you for your attention and i look forward to answering your questions and providing additional information. thank you for your testimony. >> let me start off by, mr. aflak in his testimony with regards to the elections. i would ask whether or not you think that gap would be bridged and by whom? he requests that the u.s. government takes a hard look and asks if offering the assistance to truly support a free and fair election is there. >> with regards to the strategy, is that going to be coming soon or
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Mar 21, 2011 8:30am EDT
tomorrow on what happened in japan and lessons learned for the u.s., what do you think you're going to s learnsome. >> guest: we're going to have a meeting tomorrow with the full commission at the nrc to get an update on the current status onm the situation in japan. we'll probably have a brief discussion then about what kind of impact radiation can have for the public, and then we'll take a look at some things, kind ofei plan for a plan for how we intend to go forward to do our review and look at what, what kinds of thing we may need tod look at for the u.s. nuclear reactors. >> host: and with the fukushima plant in particular, we're told this morning that two of the six reactors are now under control, but japanese officialsix indicating this facility eventually will have to be shut down. >> guest: welling right nowwill we're continuing to -- well, right now we're continuing to monitor the situation. we have a team of 11 nrc experts who are in tokyo, and they're working with their counterparts there to get information. right now our focus continues to be to insure cooling for three of t
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Mar 11, 2011 9:00am EST
almost $2 billion in appropriations and putting the u.s. taxpayer on the hook for another $40 billion in potential liabilities. mr. secretary, this committee never consented to these increases, authorization bills are needed for each bank spelling out specific forms and possibility withholding funds until forms are met. i can't support writing blank checks to the institutions. capital increases will be extremely difficult to justify without convincing evidence that the taxpayer dollars will be used in a more effective and transparent manner than they have been used in the past. mr. secretary, i predict the subcommittee will face difficult choices. we'll have to look at each request to determine what is critical to our national security. we must prioritize spending by looking at what works, what is good oversight, and what is not duplicated elsewhere. i urge you to approach the subcommittee with your request in that context today and as the year progresses. finally, i want to mention the unique role the treasury department plays in u.s. foreign policy. your work to administer sanctions
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Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
the u.s. would support? >> i would say we are looking at all options, andy. we want to isolate baghdad. >> has the u.s. consulted with echo on this idea? >> i don't know on that idea. we continue in closed consultation on a variety of options. >> they are feeling the pressure from the national community? >> i don't think i said that. we are trying to increase pressure on him so he feeled isolated. we feel his threat to nationalize the cocoa industry in an effort to gain funds clearly show that the sanctions that we've leveled against him are having an affect. yeah, go ahead. >> the u.n. security council resolution is concerned -- >> we shifted to libya? everybody is -- >> are you done? >> thank you, matt. for keeping me on target here. i do want to shoot briefly, then i'll go to your question. i apologize. just two other things. the united states congratulated the human rights council in geneva on the special repertoire on iran, and this represents a significant step forward for the people of iran and the council. the people of iran despite every attempt by the iranian government to si
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Mar 24, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, and these are u.s. company that is have their core base here. the good news is i think if we meet the object i haves -- objectives that we've talked about, we will stimulate clean technologies, software, hardware, all of the real disruptive technologies that we are talking about. they are global, their competitors are global, they have to be global. i think if we do the right thing, we are going to do well by exports. which is real positive. >> this is a really important point. we tend to maybe think of these things in silos. but one the president's key initiatives is doubling exports over the next five years. and, of course, that involves, you know, large companies, boeing and others. when you look at the numbers, the real way we're going to do is in increasing in the small and medium-sized enterprises. turns out that 30% of the exports are from small and medium-sized enterprises. and that's disproportionally small. and there's only 250,000 small companies that export. so if you look at the math, there's almost three million small businesses $30 million smalls. xiii of them who have traded go
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Mar 24, 2011 7:32pm EDT
to morocco. this is from today's "washington journal."dway >> host: between u.s. capitol and white house's the archives located on the constitution and pennsylvania avenue and mcgowan theater is part of thest archives complex were of course america's most important documents are housed. this morning we have a group of students from four states, part of the c-span close-up program here on c-span's "washington journal." they are all ap honor students and we are pleased to welcome marc ginsburg former ambassador to morocco senior adviser tots president carter on the middle middle east and now a lawyer in washington d.c. with apple worldwide. appreciate your time. >> could to be with you. good morning. >> what is our mission in libya and what is the endgame?e >> depends on the u.s.. if you ask the french defenseme? minister is regime change in if u.s. president carter it is a humanitarian mission to prevent gadhafi's forces is a humanitarian mission to present -- prevent forces from harming innocent civilians. if u.s. the pentagon come it is to enforce a no-fly zone. if you ask susan rice a
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
in u.s. treasury securities. and i think it's very important that we send the message to them that even if we're not able to get our work done and -- and raise this debt limit, as i hope we will at the appropriate time, we certainly would not default on the debt that the -- that they hold. and i'll yield the balance of my time. the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. baucus: mr. president, i move to table the vitter for toomey amendment number 112 as modified and ask for the yeas and nays on my motion to table. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the clerk will call the roll. vote: vote: vote: the presiding officer: any senators wishing to vote or change their vote? if not, on this the yeas are 52. the nays are 47. the motion to table is agreed to. the senator from california. mrs. boxer: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the homeland security and governmental affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of s. 388 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report.
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 12:00pm EST
to deteriorate? there are advertisements on the tv to help feed the children. now they are putting u.s. children in there. i wish they would amend that and make it not north american free trade but make it north american fair trade because the blue- collar labor of the united states is not surviving here. we cannot protect or clothe our own. we have to take care of home first. guest: thank you and i appreciate your thoughtful comments. i visit the food banks in westchester county, n.y., and the numbers have just increased dramatically, not just the people who are out of work, but people who have low-paying jobs and cannot afford to feed their family. that is why i and working so hard in the congress to focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. to me, this is what our primary responsibility is it. when the unemployment rate keeps climbing, we have to focus on jobs. i agree with you that putting people to work is uppermost and is why i support the programs of the small business administration. in my community, i have seen jobs in the biotech field, going from 400 to about 1600. another company that installs sola
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Mar 7, 2011 8:30am EST
-span2, the heads of u.s. central command and special operations speak to a senate hearing on proposed 2012 defense programs and the situation in the middle east and north africa. >> legal issues facing states involving immigration, intellectual property rights, campaign disclosure and implementation of the health care law. the event begins at noon today. you can see it live on our companion network, c-span. >> president obama's fy-12 budget for the department allows us to continue to meet these evolving threats and challenges by prioritizing our essential operational requirements. >> as cabinet secretaries meet with members of congress over their departments' budget request for next year, watch the hearings online at the c-span video library. search, watch, clip and share. it's washington your way. >> now, a senate hearing with the heads of u.s. central command and special operations. some of the issues they discussed included the requirements to impose a no-fly zone over libya, why iran remains the greatest long-term threat in the middle east, the egyptian military, and the state of
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Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to be solving this problem by drilling more in the u.s. and, of course, in essence what people are talking about is they want to drill more in the gulf of mexico. of course there's plenty of opportunity to drill in the gulf of mexico. there are 30 million acres that are already under lease that have not been drilled. there are 7 million acres that are being drilled under lease. but there's an additional 30 million acres in the gulf of mexico under lease. and so there's plenty of opportunity. so there's a lot more opportunity for domestic drilling. but what i want to talk about today is it's this simplified message that if we just drill more domestically -- which we clearly have the capacity to -- that that's going to solve the problem. and that's not the problem, and that's not the reason for why the gas prices are going up like they are. now, i'll grant you that whenever there is an oil-producing region of the world where there is a disruption, then that does have some effect on the price of oil. but what we have seen is an extraordinary spike in just the last couple of months in the price of o
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Mar 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
worse snow? germany. a big freeze in france. in the u.s., the worst blizzards of the decades. but despite all of that, but despite of all that, their economies grew in the fourth quarter. and while our growth has worsened, theirs have improved. the german economy -- the chancellor -- the chancellor should just calm down just a little bit, mr. deputy speaker. the german economy is forecast to grow more strongly than it was last year. so is the united states. growth in the world economy has been revised up. but which is the major country downgrading its growth forecast, the united kingdom. mr. deputy speaker, it's not the wrong type of snow to blame. it's the wrong type of chancellor. it's the wrong type of chancellor in the wrong type of government with the wrong priorities for britain. mr. deputy speaker, mr. deputy speaker -- >> courtesy should be shown but can i say to everybody, the public also wants to hear what the opposition has got to say. if the cabinet members do not want to listen, then please leave the chair. some people may agree, some may disagree. the opposition
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
president, should be designated under u.s. law as a human rights abuser in iran. mr. mashaei's visit will come just four days after the united nations secretary-general released an interim report on human rights in iran. the report states -- quote -- "the human rights situation in iran has been marked by intensified crackdowns on human rights defenders. women's rights activists, journalists and government opponents. concerns about torture, arbitrary detentions and unfair trials continue to be raised by u.n. human rights mechanisms. additionally, they said discrimination persisted against minority groups, and in some cases amounting to persecution. they said a worrying trend is the increased number of cases in which political prisoners are accused of mohavrit. that is, amnity against god, an offense which under their law is punishable by death. at least 22 people charged with the mohavrit have been executed since january, 2010, underthey are man's administration. journalists, bloggers, human rights defenders and lawyers continue to be arrested or subjected to travel bans. blogs and we
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Mar 30, 2011 12:00pm EDT
was simply that i did not believe that the president had outlined a vital u.s. american interest in our engagement in libya, that the united states cannot afford to be the police force of the wor world. this week, with the president's address to the nation, i had hoped that i would hear something to change my mind, or, better yet, something that would instill confidence about the president's decision, but unfortunately, this address provided the american people with many more questions than answers. president obama left me wondering why any vital u.s. american interest in libya would justify military action. he said refugees would stream into tunisia and egypt, but we often aid refugees without f-15's. he said we needed to preserve the writ of the united nations security council, but he did not explain why the safety of our men and women in uniform should ever be put at the service of that body. he said that we needed to show dictators across the region that they could not use violence to cling to power. but if president obama's policy fails to get rid of qaddafi, that iqaddafi,that --
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Mar 17, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the salaries of people who monitor our food supplies, of our air traffic controllers who keep u.s. airspace safe, our customs officials and u.s. marshals who monitor our borders. it includes the cost of all our programs to support education from kindergarten through college, of those who ensure that our social security benefits are paid, and thousands of other activities. we have reduced their funding effectively by 10%. how much more of this $195 billion which accounts for only about 5% of the $3.7 trillion budget? how much more of this spending can we really afford to cut before we are required to lay off food inspectors and shut down our meat plants? how much more can we cut before we have no funds to pay employees who monitor our borders and ports? how much more before we have to cancel the construction of dams and bridges and highways, sewers and transit projects and throw thousands of private-sector workers on the street? madam president, it shouldn't be forgotten that when we force either civil servants or private-sector workers out of their jobs, they both head to the unemployment r
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Mar 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-presidential nominee of a major pearlt, the first in u.s. history. she cracked open that glass ceiling for women seeking higher office. and it was a long time ago, and i just looked at the associated press, mr. president, had a photo of when geri arrived in san francisco to prepare for her speech at the convention. and i was there waiting for her to arrive, a much version of myself, i might say. and i -- i don't remember what i said or did, but this picture tells a story. you know that old sailing, a picture says 1,000 words. this one says "a million words." i've never seen anyone as excited as i appear to be and was in this picture. arms opened wide, body language just incredulous that we had reached this milestone, all the while knowing what a tough, tough, tough time it would be. a tough, tough time it would be for geri, as it is for all women, whether they run for u.s. senate, or they run for governor or they run for vice president. it is a tough road still. and especially all these many years ago, more than 20 years ago. geri was give an very hard time by the press. geri was give an very ha
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
ambassador or u.s. ambassador to nato, you can find him on twitter, and i can assure you, you won't find me on twitter. [laughter] this year, we will be taking missile defense off the drawing board and putting it into action starting with the deployment of radar systems on land and mediterranean. as you know, one the our esbm ships arrived in the mediterranean this month to begin the deployment of the capable ship to support the apaa. our regional defense capabilities will consist of 26 data recenters and 107 data 3 intercepters. poland agreed to support and their support allows the united states to base the bases closer to the iranian threat and provide missile defense in europe. these plans create a synergy and reduce the cost and burdens of a european structure. i want to talk about missile defense cooperation with russia since some think we are holding secret talks and cutting secret deals. nothing could be further from the truth. secretary gates is in russia as we speak. resetting our relationship with russia provided momentum on new developments with a new s.t.a.r.t. treaty, putting i
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Mar 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, and i think a certain amount of confusion about what the potential danger is to the u.s. from the nuclear plant problems in japan, and particularly as the media's been following the last few days and a sense that the possibility of a meltdown at the plant, the explosion, and emission of a large amount of radioactivity and people are concerned about the west coast of the u.s., particularly hawaii, guam, and other islands may be subject to some danger, and i wonder if you have a current sense of what that possibility is? >> i'll refer back to the statement made by the chairman of nuclear regulatory commission in looking at all the scenarios, they do not see radiation reaching the u.s. that it would be of a danger or require protective angsts, but anticipation of this, fema support with the department of energy have a system called rad net. it's been there and 24 hours a day, seven days a week monitors various channels, air, water, other types of things across the country, and so if we were to detect anything, we may detect things well below any levels that require action. we did
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Mar 1, 2011 4:08pm EST
interest payments on our u.s. government debt, and, secondly, social security checks to seniors. and, madam president, the -- the motivation behind this amendment is simple. first of all, those two things should be legitimately top priority. no one should want the u.s. government to default on its debt and no one should want the stoppage immediately or any time of social security checks to seniors. so, first of all, it's legitimate to rank those two functions as an absolute top priority. and the second motivation behind this amendment, madam president, is to take some of these scare tactics and hysteria out of this debate. too many people, in my opinion, madam president, have been saying, if we ever reach the debt ceiling, the next day -- ceiling, the next day all social security checks will stop, all u.s. payments will stop on u.s. treasury bills on government debt. that is not true. there's no reason it has to be true. and this amendment, when passed into law, will ensure that it's not true. and will ensure that we look at the situation with focus and calmness not hysteria and scare tacti
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Mar 3, 2011 9:00am EST
interpretation or application of domestic u.s. law? >> the answer is none. foreign law has no authority in our system unless american law requires that in the case of the contadora treaty of some sort. to clarify that issue there is one paragraph of writing in my record that acknowledges solutions for legal problems might come from other places in the world when there are common problems constitutional democracies face. with other ideas on matters that are before them they looked to examples from other nations but there is a crucial distinction between that kind of information gathering to the extent that it is informative and the use of those sources as authority. no one would cite this article as legal authority that controls the proposition of law. the same exact rule applies to any foreign president or for or in what. -- foreign law. >> at the recommendation of the chairman of would like to invite you to my office to have a sit down at your convenience before the committee. i promise the chairman that i would do that when your nomination was discussed. earlier today you said there are area
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Mar 8, 2011 12:00pm EST
would reduce the amount of u.s. savings devoted to productive capital investment, leading to lower out put and incomes in the long run that would otherwise be the case and making future generations worse off. secondly more debt requires greater federal spending on interest payments. with more revenue devoted to servicing the debt, larger changes in revenues and noninterest spending would be needed to make fiscal policy sustainable. a third, more debt gives policymakers less flexibility to respond to financial crises, recession, humanitarian crises, wars and other unexpected problems. and fourth, more debt increases the likelihood of a fiscal crisis in which investors would lose confidence in the government's ability to manage its budget and the government would thus lose its ability to borrow at affordable interest rates. at the same time, implementing major budgetary changes gradually would have some advantages. first it would possibly help older generations by defering the increases in taxes reductions in benefits they would otherwise face of the indeed a common feature proposal to c
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >> i think it's also an issue for journal education. i think at least in the u.s., almost 2/3 of students in journalist school are female. >> primarily female? >> i think to some extent, it's a matter of giving them the training and incentive and also for female faculty to mentor young journalist students so they have in their head the idea that maybe they can do that. also going back to barbara's issue about skills or confidence. i think it takes a particular tenacity to be an investigative reporter. you have to be willing to stick with something to get your foot in the door. i had a student -- i used to teach investigative reporting as one the journalism courses that i taught. and my most aggressive student was a female. and even on the story assignment for class, she found out this guy wasn't going to give her an interview. she found out what time they came to work, and she was there to meet him at 7 a.m. when she arrived. she interviewed him outside of the door of his office building because he wouldn't give her an interview. i think it takes a certain amount. it can sta
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Mar 25, 2011 9:00am EDT
benefit for civil society. and also give that many of these are u.s. based companies, is there a role for u.s. policy to promote the freedom to connect? >> one more from this side of the room. the way in the back. >> thank you. my name is john wooden. thank you all for your really excellent recitation. jackie, i was interested in your comment about more bottom-up development. others wonder if you could operationalize that with some examples. and also to ask whether the model of cooperatives and particular worker cooperatives can play a constructive role here? thank you. >> okay, let's come back to the panel, let him respond to this set of questions and then i think would probably have time for at least one more round in addition to that one. i think perhaps the most efficient way to do this is just simpler to start at the right and work our way across and let people select a question they would choose to enter. if any remain unanswered at the end you have to catch them at coffee after the meeting is over. >> so i will start with the doctor's comments, but maybe take it from low bit of
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
we were debating both sides of the middle east issue in the u.s. congress. thankfully, all that has begun to change. and i believe a lot of the credit goes to jay -- jstreet. [applause] .. >> during my two visits to israel, and i'll tell you, i'm looking forward to a third visit with jstreet this summer. [applause] i came to appreciate just how vulnerable it feels to live in a nation the size of new jersey and be surrounded by hostile neighbors. those neighbors aren't miles away, but they are across a road. at the same time, i know that palestinians have been forced to live in dismal, squaller for generations. their human rights are stripped of dignity and self-determination, so i can't think of anything more short sided especially at this critical moment of transition and turbulence in the middle east of underminding aide to israel or the palestinian authority. [applause] i'm joined with several, eni believe it will be many house colleagues in full support of the president's foreign aid budget request. it's one way to keep peace negotiations on track. [applause] so much -- i didn't
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Mar 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
star u.s. army general. as i looked at the audience coming here and it really is an impressive group i was reminded of a moment in a number of years back when i was a young major working on temporary duty for the then commander-in-chief in those days of the u.s. southern command, jack galvin who some of you will recall when john to be the supreme allied commander and dean of the fletcher school of diplomacy in the mid 80s. we had engagements are ongoing and elsa al gore and colombia and peru and a variety of other places in central and south america and it was quite an experience for young officer and i learned a great deal from. of relevance to this event, as we drove over here i remember watching his interaction with the press and he was really quite skillful. i remember one day in particular watching an especially lively press conference and when it was complete walking to his vehicle and he said what did you think? how do you think it went? and i said seemed to me you got all your points across but frankly you never answered a single one of their questions. he responded they didn't
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Mar 10, 2011 12:00pm EST
concludes this article with the statement that the u.s. does not have an energy problem, it has an energy strategy problem. think about that. it's not lacking the resources. it's the strategy for how we develop our energy resources. during his campaign, president obama liked to quote dr. martin luther king, and he talked about the fierce urgency of now. and there are few issues more important or more fundamental to our nation's long-term success than a viable energy policy. people are very correct when they say that parts of this will -- will take time. parts of it will take a longer period of time, but now is nevermore fiercely urgent than when we have such an important and such a long journey ahead of us. if we're ever going to take control of our energy future, now is the time to get -- to come together, support the policies that promote abundant, affordable, clean, diverse and domestic energy. critically important to us, madam president, and i look forward to these conversations that will continue on the floor as we talk about ways that we not only work to reduce our budget, ways that
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Mar 8, 2011 9:00am EST
is a large export market for u.s. profit, it is not all in the negative. i would emphasize the importance of a long run energy policy so that we are not having this conversation every summer. we know in the summer demand goes up. gas prices go up. we are having the same conversation again and again year after year. whether it is energy efficiency, domestic production, or other energy policies to alternative fuels it is important we think those through. price of fuel is one risk. financial system in europe is a concern. a year ago it felt like we were starting to get some momentum. the events in tim pawlenty -- in greece and some of these financial markets like this buzz coming back like a ghost, continue to monitor events in europe. third, the housing market remains in the dumps. there are five million vacant homes so it seems unlikely that with a reserve army of unemployed homes that prices will come rebounding rapidly in the near future. that said, the impact of the housing sector on gdp growth which was a major negative drag in 2008/2009, its impact on gdp growth in a negative way has
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Mar 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
that it should or could supplant u.s. civil or criminal law. would that be a correct way to look at it? >> i don't see why any foreign law or any religious law could or should supplant u.s. law. >> and if, therefore, it is merely a guide by which people should live their lives from a religious point of view, as has been described here, it could not and it should not allow things like underage marriage or polygamy or things of that sort? would that be correct? >> i think a supremacy clause makes clear that the u.s. law is the law of the land absolutely. >> thank you. and cardinal mccarrick, let me ask you. the u.s. constitution and the teachings of your church allow all americans to practice any faith of their choosing or no faith; is that correct? >> that is, absolutely. >> and would also allow people to convert to a different faith, would it not? >> yes, we are not happy about that but that is -- that is certainly part of our position has been always. >> i think that is correct. for those who would condemn others in hateful language for doing that, that would not -- while that speech would be p
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
's humanitarian efforts in libya. president obama announced in a white house news conference today that u.s. military aircraft would fly in egyptian leaving libya back home to egypt from makeshift camps in tunisia. it's about 50 minutes. >> good afternoon and welcome to the department of state. sorry to be late but we thought it was important to wait until the president finished baking before we came out. a few things to mention. this morning the secretary met with warren minister sikorski of poland to review a wide range of issues with our nato allies including our security relationships, develop vents in in the middle east afghanistan eastern partnership to manage -- initiative in our newly established democracy dialogue. the secretary informed the minister how poland can sheriffs democratic experience and play a helpful role. the country is now experiencing their own dramatic changes to democracy. they also discussed cooperation on energy issues including our new agreement to expand cooperation on clean energy initiatives. the secretary then joined the president and others in the bilater
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Mar 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the opportunity to speak and write about financial regulation in the u.s. in 2008 the center for capital market competitiveness at the u.s. chamber of commerce invited me to conduct a study and write a report on how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the sec. i wrote this study based upon interviews with more than 50 current and former sec staff persons and commissioners who agreed to be interviewed and who gave me their ideas, insights and criticisms. the best of which i shamelessly stole. in addition to this report, in 2009 with i wrote a second article, it appeared in the university of pittsburgh law review. this article focused primarily on the enforcement division of the sec, a subject i did not discuss in the chamber report. unlike the chamber report which reflected the collective views of a wide range of people, this article's really my own personal views. in both documents i attempted to identify what could be done to make the agency a more effective capital market regulator. now, today i am aware that one of the focal points is, of course, the sec's budget and the question
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Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
about that. not just think about the u.s. market. >> we are quickly running out of time. if we can get in two quick questions with two quick answers, we can be done for the day. >> i want to bring us back to the universal service aspect of it. that's a major concern. and i hear still talking about we'll let the providers provide where they want to provide. and we'll trust that in the course of that, everyone will get coverage. and when we did that with electricity, we ended up with large area that weren't covered and we did electric cooperatives. what i see happening with this technology is that we're leading small areas that nobody covers and that aren't going to be economically appropriate for that. and it just so happens that i live in one of those in the mountains of virginia. and there's a five mile circle that i live in, and, you know, comcast came the back roads and went out another road instead of the road, and stopped still too far. there's mountains, there's a railroad, there's a river, there's a interstate that i live two miles off of, four miles away in the other direction,
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Mar 4, 2011 12:00pm EST
. is that a plaintiff in the u.s. millet terry to ask potentially rapidly in libya at the. c-span 2 that are 1:30 eastern. until then, journalists and political analyst at the salt lake club discussed the dumping them egypt, libya and the middle east. contact with the foreign media's coverage of the antigovernment protest in the role of the son of libyan leader muammar gadhafi. this is about 90you minutes.stii >> sir, your name? t >> what is your take on theuld u humanity -- can i ask you tohe hold the mic closer? there's a fallout if sanctions are put in place? please remember in iraq, in december 50,000 children died during the sanction period while it was put in place. your take on both. followed from the violence, as for the sanctions. >> thank you. >> who'd like to start up? what is your fear of what the humanitarian impact would be for the sanks -- sanctions or indeed just ongoing violence? >> honestly, i don't think it's anyone like to advocate for like sanctions affecting the people. no, i don't think. now all of the debate, it's about like no-fly zone. it's still the issue itself that
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
spoke today about his opposition to u.s. action in libya and it just remarks by the presidented and secretary and secretary of state about why the u.s. isctio. involved. this is 10en minutes.ut >> i ask unanimous consent to speak as if in morning business. >> without objection. outlining what h >> mr. president, rice to speak in reaction to president obae mt speak out monday what he believes to be our interest in libya.hat last week was in a bad outcomehw constituents asked what my in thoughts were on the military actions that. we've taken inhe libya. had my answer to them is simply thav i did not believe that theit president has outlined a bilateral u.s. american interese in our engagement in libya, that the united states cannot afford to be the police force of the this week with the president the destination, i had hoped that it would hear something to change that would instill confidencemen s.out the president's decision.r but unfortunately, this address provided the american people with many more questions than u. answers.t in president obama left meld wondering why anybody
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Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
europe needs to stop being naive ought play needs to --. how big is that for the u.s.. >> following the list there's a strong sense. i give a lot of credit to our european partners. we don't have any illusions about where the european publics are and the skepticism they have about this. but it is a way forward to the political and military strategy and this is a price our partners have played a role in slovenia and bosnia offering troops for afghanistan. this is the kind of thing we look for and we see the countries in the western balkans showing the will and determination and understanding, to share the burden of responsibility. >> they thought there was a problem, they made a harsh siege. what in your view to contribute more to the military situation whenever there is one rather than -- jobs in the united states and think it can do judgment in development work? >> i don't think europe thinks that. a friend of mine and somebody i'd meet every month to talk about nato collaboration. he has a job worry about defense commitments. and looking at issues of finance and the european union
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Mar 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
contacts or other u.s. officials' contacts with the opposition since the -- that first meeting in paris between the secretary and mr. jabril. and tell us if you are at all closer to making a decision on whether to follow the lead that france so helpfully started out a couple weeks and recognizing them a legitimate government. >> since the start of the crisis, when we saw that the council had constituted itself as some kind of temporary governing body, i and certainly members of my staff recognized that some of those people were people that we had dealt with during our tenures in libya. and so right from the start, i had been reaching out to the leaders of the council. and since that time, since the embassy was reconstituted here as i said, we had extensive dealings and contacts through our various programs, especially educational programs, with the people of the east. i had a very active public affairs section in libya, and they were always communicating with the -- with the doctors and jurists and people who, in fact, now are part of the council. so we had a good in to those people. si
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Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
you please join me in thanking our panelists. work well done. thank you. [applause] >> the u.s. senate is convening until 10:40 thongs when they recess for the colleagues in the house by an address by australian prime minister. when they return at noon two competing proposals to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2011. voting is set for 3:00. now live senate coverage here on c-span2. communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c., march 9, 2011. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten e. gillibrand , a senator from the state of new york, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: madam president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: following any leader remarks there will be a period of morning business until 10:40, with senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes. the majority will control the first half. republicans will control the final half. at 10:40 the senate will recess for the
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Mar 14, 2011 8:30am EDT
by debate and a vote on a u.s. district court nomination as well as a procedural vote on a bill authorizing small business administration programs. >> author, poet and playright ishmael reid is on "in depth," live sunday, april 3rd. he's written over 25 books including "airing dirty laundry laundry," "another day at the front." join our three-hour conversation taking your phone calls, e-mails and tweets for ishmael reed, and watch previous "in depth "programs at booktv.org where you can find the entire weekend schedule. >> the senate transportation committee recently looked to president obama's 2012 budget request. testifying was the department's secretary, ray lahood. we'll now bring you a portion of that hearing beginning with his opening statement before taking you live for coverage of the conference of the american public transportation association. >> thank you, mr. chairman, ranking member hutchinson, members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss president obama's fy-2012 budget request for the u.s. department of transportation. president obama delivered a powerfu
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Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
not support delaying implementation of the new law." other groups such as the u.s. public interest research group, public citizen, and the hispanic institute have argued strongly that interchange reform will help consumers across america, just as it has helped consumers in many other countries that have undertaken reform. mr. president, you know what the interchange sphee in canada? it's zero. the same companies that are offering debit cards here in the united states don't change an interchange fee in canada. and they have just recently reduced the interchange fees dramatically in europe, much lower than the united states. same companies. how can they do that? they did it because the governments of europe stepped up and said, this is a ripoff. you can no longer impose unilaterally interchange fees and we are going to regulate it. they said, please doovment we'll just drop the fees dramatically. they did. look what's happening here. we have a group of senators and congressmen who are now saying, we are not only refusing to assert the rights of consumers, we're going to back off and let the b
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
battaglia, who's going to make a great judge for the u.s. district court for the southern district of california. thank you very much, and i yield the floor. mr. grassley: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from iowa. mr. grassley: today we continue our efforts to lessen the burden of our overworked courts. we are, before the evening's out, going to confirm three more judicial nominees. two of the three nominees will -- we will vote on are for seats designated as judicial emergencies. with our actions today, it is only -- and we're only 22 days that the senate's been in session this year, the senate has confirmed 10 nominees. with these votes tonight, we will have confirmed 19% of president obama's judicial nominees submitted in this congress. this pace far exceeds the progress made at this point in the 108th congress, which was the beginning of the third year of president bush's presidency. at this point, the 108th congress had confirmed only four of 48 nominations sent to the senate, about 8% confirmation ray. our fast pace on the floor is matched by our rapid pace
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Mar 23, 2011 12:00pm EDT
with rear admiral gerald huber providing an update on the situation in libya as well as the u.s. military action against government forces there. live from the pentagon. >> we're going to amp up the volume a little bit and then we'll be ready to go. we're here at the pentagon and we're pleased to be joined today by navy rear admiral girard p. huber u.s. naval forces europe and africa, director for policy resources and strategy. admiral huber is here to give a view on an operational update be it phone link again once again as yesterday from the uss mount whitney afloat in the mediterranean. admiral huber became the director of policy resources and strategy at u.s. naval forces europe and africa in august of 2009. he is currently the chief of staff for joint task force odyssey dawn, the task force established to provide operational and tactical international response to the unrest in libya and enforcement of u.n. security council resolution 1973. with that, admiral, i'll turn things over to you. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you, dave. thank you for the opportunity to talk about joint
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Mar 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
. in the past fannie and freddie created and suggested products to the u.s. department of housing and urban development that had 3%, 5%, 10% down payments. they also had products that they wanted to introduce that the regulators didn't let them that would allow new home buyers to get what would be an insurance. because most of the people are not buying new homes, i'm sorry, because they can't afford them. but they're buying existing homes, and these products would allow for a payment to be made so that every year the systems in the house, the furnace, the air-condition, the roof, all the major systems would be checked, and if they needed assistance, that insurance would pay for repairs to sustain the house that low and moderate income people could buy. the regulators wouldn't let that go through. so if we're going to increase this, we have to have special loan product programs that people qualify for, make sure they can sustain the monthly payment and to have a payment to sustain the house at the same time. we can do it. we did it in the '80s and 't 't -- '90s. >> alex, should we be trying
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Mar 9, 2011 12:00pm EST
who is behind, engage the kid who is ahead? there is all these things that -- >> the u.s. senate is returning from recess this afternoon debating two competing proposals to fund the government. voting is scheduled for 3 p.m. eastern. live coverage of the u.s. senate live here on c-span2. introduced on friday cuts $52 billion from the discretionary spending request submitted by the president for fy 2011. if this amendment were agreed to, as written, it would mean that we would appropriate $51 billion less than the president felt was necessary for the government to carry out its duties. mr. president, i do not agree with every item in this president or any president request on this budget, but i also know that the president's budget request did not contain $51 billion in frivolous or wasteful spending. the cuts are necessary to reach the $51 billion level require difficult choices. this amendment makes real cuts to real programs. tens of thousands of americans will feel the direct impact of the proposed cuts. but the cuts included in this amendment are based on hearings, testimony,
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Mar 10, 2011 9:00am EST
for two and a half hours. >> the u.s. senate is about to gavel and to begin the day. generals beaches are on the order of business until about 2:15 p.m. at that point lawmakers will turn to a judicial nomination and vote on that nomination at about 2:30 p.m. now we go live to the u.s. senate floor here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. today's opening prayer will be opened by the reverend joe bates sr. from the northwest conference of the united methodist church of alabama. the guest chaplain: eternal god, father of all humankind, we come before you with humble hearts to ask for your blessings and guidance. pour out your wisdom and discernment upon these elected representatives of your people, and fill their hearts with peace and goodwill. enable them to practice just and merciful leadership that will bless and enhance the lives of all our citizens. we thank you, o god, for all the ways you have led us in the past. bless us, this day by helping us to walk in your paths of righteousness, so that justice and peace may prevail in our nation and in our worl
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Mar 16, 2011 12:00pm EDT
is not and it deserves to be reauthorized. according to the u.s. chamber of commerce, the sbir program serves as an important avenue by which agencies harness the creativity and ingenuity of small business to meet specific research and development needs of the federal government. and might i say, that they may be needs of the federal government, like we need a way to cool our tanks in afghanistan and iraq because our tanks are operating in temperatures that are excessive. that was a real need of the defense department. they sent out basically an s.o.s., can anybody come up with a better way? we will, not only did we come up with a better way in a radiator out of technology that we actually developed in louisiana, but, mr. president, as you know, these technologies don't stay in the department of defense. once they go out to be used in our tanks helping keep our war fighters safe, helping keep our war fighters save and helping win the wars we send hem to fitted, this technology can be deployed in the racing car industry or in detroit or in some of our other car manufacturing. so while it is la
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
? i guarantee you that the u.s. department of education will issue regulations, as it has under title 9, so the schools have guidance as to how to protect these kids. the goal isn't for any school to be sued for failing to protect kids from bullying and harassment. the goal isn't for any school to come under department of education scrutiny. the goal is for schools to do all they can to ensure that these incidents never happen in the first place. parents in minnesota and across the country entrust their children to public schools with the understanding that these schools will do everything in their power to keep our children -- keep their children safe. when nine in ten lgbt kids are bullied at school, when they are three times more likely than straight kids to feel unsafe at school, when one-third of lgbt kids say they have skipped a day of school in the last month because they are feeling unsafe, then we know that our public education system is not fulfilling its most basic obligations to parents to keep children safe. and we have an obligation to do something about it. yesterday, j
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Mar 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
and have the pleasant flight. >> good thursday morning. the u.s. senate is about to begin the day. a number of senators are in new york this morning for the funeral for geraldine ferraro, former congresswoman and first woman to run for vice president. she passed away last saturday. that's it will be spending the morning in general speeches. senators will resume work on the small business bill continuing programs to provide funds to help small, high-tech and research startup companies. up to 10 votes are expected this afternoon. the house comes in at noon eastern. they will spend a day on federal aviation programs. members will consider more than 30 amendments to the measure this afternoon. you can see the house live on c-span. .ow to live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the chaplain: let us pray. o god, you have given us the great hope that your kingdom shall come on earth. use the members of this body to work for that glorious day when your will is done on earth even as it is done in heaven. open their minds of our senators to the counsels of eternal wisdom, breathing into the
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Mar 2, 2011 9:19am EST
reforms and the need for u.s. engagement with the e.u. but i'd like to focus my question really about the voices of democracy that are really rising across the middle east, north africa and elsewhere and the need to reevaluate our public diplomacy tools. certainly, looking beyond our traditional state to state, diplomatic efforts but about citizen to citizen diplomacy, the cost-effectiveness of that. i was especially reminded of that this past week. i had a bipartisan town hall meeting with congresswoman emerson and a student came up to me who studied in cairo the previous year, was continuing to have contact with students there in cairo and how those kind of engagements are so critical in those countries. could you talk about that. >> well, i agree with that completely, congressman. if i could double or triple our student exchanges particularly into this region right now where we have more of our students going to cairo, to tunis, to amman, to places where young people are voicing their desire for democracy and more people coming from those regions. we have tried to increase our inte
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Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
of the u.s. government. we cannot force them to live two weeks by two weeks by two weeks and not be sufficiently funded. and i will be glad to engage with my colleagues in vigorous debate, and maybe they are able to find more ways to save money from our defense spending. and i'm sure they're there, and i look forward to working with them. but as the secretary of defense has tried to make it as clear as possible to the members of congress -- and i wish the president would weigh in more heavily than this -- we cannot continue functioning and preserve our national security this way. that's why if we do another two-week continuing resolution, i will be coming to the floor to propose an amendment to provide funding for our nation's defense for the remainder of the year. and i take a backseat to no one in my zeal to cut unnecessary spending. i'm aware we have mortgaged our children's futures. i know that we can't stop spending the way we are, but the first priority of government -- the first priority is to ensure the safety and security of its citizens. that's why we must appro
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Mar 15, 2011 9:00am EDT
form or another to invest? the u.s. treasury will pay whatever interest rate is required in order to basically achieve that part of the savings which are required to finance the deficit. now, what that means basically is that interest rates are moved up to a level in which you are certain people in the economy who would like to invest the can't afford the interest. >> interest rates are as low as they've been in decades. >> that is true only of aaa corporate, microsoft is not being crowded out. ibm is not being crowded out. the ones that are being crowded out are shown to be those which are, sake be rated corporations. if you take a look at ccc yields, interest rates are very high. and if you look at what the shortfall and investment is, it is very largely in small business and even construction, particularly, but it is not the large corporations which are being crowded out. they would be crowded out if the deficit were twice the size it is. they do not crowd out at this level. so i would say to you, who is crowded out? well, i can't put the list of names down but i could probably
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Mar 16, 2011 9:00am EDT
unless washington acts. pete peterson, former u.s. secretary of commerce and u.s. executive said this about the national debt. we need to ask ourselves not just is this sustainable but is it moral? what does it mean to burden our children to an unconscionable doubling of their taxes? admiral mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staffs of our military said, i believe our debt is the greatest threat to our national security. if we as a country do not address our fiscal imbalances in the near term, our national power will erode and the costs of our ability to maintain and sustain influence could be great. and finally u.s. former u.s. controller general david walker who served under both republican and democrat administrations have said and i quote, what threatens the ship are large, known and growing structural deficits. habitually spending more money than you make is irresponsible. but that is exactly what washington has done. habitually spend sinking our fiscal ship deeper and deeper each year. we saw a drastic swing as i mentioned in november. hoosiers and americans are united
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Mar 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. and it was memorialized in a 1992 article called "u.s. forces, the challenges ahead." this article became known very much as the powell doctrine, with two editions that the public and press often put on his thoughts about military missions for the united states. in short, the powell doctrine includes answers to a number of questions that any president, secretary of state, or secretary of defense should answer prior to or at the very least during a military mission involving the united states. those questions are, as follows: is the political objective we seek important, clearly defined and understood? next, have all other nonviolent policy means failed? third, will military force achieve the objective? at what cost? next, have the gains and risks been analyzed? and finally, how might the situation that we seek to alter, once it is altered by force, develop further? and what might be the consequences? added to this, the press and public have offered two more additions oftenly called part of the powell doctrine. can we hit the enemy with overwhelming force? and can we demonstrate the support of the america
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